On July 1, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued three opinion letters dealing with different aspects of overtime requirements – two of which you may want to be familiar. (The third deals with paralegals, so is not of concern to our subscribers.) Specifically, the first clarifies the federal regulations governing the calculation of overtime pay for non-discretionary bonuses paid on a quarterly and annual basis; while the second speaks to rounding practices for calculating the hours that an employee has worked. We would remind you all however, that opinion letters are written to the specific questions posed in light of the specific facts provided in a given case. Although the opinion can be equally applicable in other situations, one should be cautious in going too far afield on the basis of a specific opinion letter unless the facts match.